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Let's Practice: Pain Assessment and Management

Let's Practice: Pain Assessment and Management

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Practice the concepts you learned in Course 5 of the Spanish for Nurses program.

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Practice Activity 1

Match each question that you would ask to a logical response you might receive from your patient.

You may work through this on your own first and then listen to the audio, or you can do the activity with the corresponding audio.

Nurse's Question Patient's Response
1. ¿Tiene dolor?
2. ¿Dónde siente el dolor?
3. ¿Qué hace empeorar su dolor?
a. Me duele cuando trabajo.
b. Sí.
c. en mi cabeza


Practice Activity 2

Match each English question about the quality of the pain with its Spanish equivalent.

You may work through this on your own first and then listen to the audio, or you can do the activity with the corresponding audio.

English Spanish
1. Is it dull?
2. Is it sharp?
3. Is it burning?
a. ¿Es un dolor agudo?
b. ¿Es un dolor que lo quema?
c. ¿Es un dolor vago?


Practice Activity 3

Match each question that you would ask to a logical response you might receive from your patient.

You may work through this on your own first and then listen to the audio, or you can do the activity with the corresponding audio.

Nurse's Question Patient's Response
1. ¿Lo siente solamente en un lugar?
2. ¿Se irradia a otros lugares?
3. ¿Duele más en un área que en otra?
a. Me duele más aquí.
b. (Sí,) sólo me duele aquí.
c. Sí, me duele aquí, también.


Practice Activity 4

Match the Spanish drug names and over-the-counter products to their English meanings.

You may work through this on your own first and then listen to the audio, or you can do the activity with the corresponding audio.

English Spanish
1. unas gotas
2. una pastilla
3. un jarabe
4. un vendaje
5. una curita
6. el aceite
7. el ungüento
8. una medicina somnífera
9. los esteroides
10. una pomada
a. bandage
b. cream
c. oil
d. lozenge
e. steroids
f. band-aid®
g. drops
h. syrup
i. sleeping pill
j. ointment


Practice Activity 5

Match each set of Spanish instructions for wound management to the type of dressing that is being used.

When you are ready, listen to audio to see how you did.

Type of Dressing Instructions
1. Non-sterile dry dressing a. Póngase sus guantes esterilizados. Cubra la herida muy bien con las vendas húmedas. Cúbrala con las vendas secas.
2. Sterile dry dressing b. Cubra la herida muy bien con las vendas secas.
3. Wet-to-dry dressing c. Póngase sus guantes esterilizados. Cubra la herida muy bien con las vendas secas.

Source: This content has been adapted from "Spanish for Nurses" by Stephanie Langston.